The 4 Best Ways to Decrease Your EMF Exposure and Improve Overall Health
In recent years the public as a whole has become more centered on health and wellness related issues. A topic that has become a major concern, with the introduction of new technologies and 5G cell towers, is the possible health effects of electromagnetic frequencies(EMF) and radiation(EMR.) While the exact cause is still unknown, many studies have been conducted, like the one by the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, that conclude EMF can cause stress for living cells. When living cells are put under constant strain it can lead to a number of negative health consequences. So what does that mean for you and how can you go about protecting yourself?
Is Your Body Affected By Over-Exposure
Electromagnetic frequencies are everywhere so the question is not if you are being overexposed, it is, how much and how is your body handling the overload? Since the fields are invisible it can be difficult to measure the exact quantity you are exposed to on a daily basis. However, there is an easier way to test the amount of electromagnetic activity happening in the areas you frequent.
First you can take into account how often you carry your cell phone, second take out your cell and turn on the Wi-Fi search. The amount of signals you can pick up with full bars is a good indicator that you are currently in a high traffic area. The amount of devices such as smart TVs, routers, Bluetooth capable items, and other smart electronics in your home or office also play a key role in the density of your exposure.
Devices that emit the most EMF
Your cellphone of course is the most obvious device that sends out almost constant signals producing various quantities of EMFs. But what are some lesser known electronics that may be causing damage?
- Laptops- can produce different levels of EMF and EMR ranging from 2.4GHz to 800THz.
- Tablets- can give off the same level as a cellular device when connected to Wi-Fi.
- Routers- Normally communicate in the range of 30Hz-300GHz in order to exchange data.
- Wireless earbuds- These range from 900 MHz to 3.2 GHz unless they are Bluetooth capable then it ramps up to 2.400 and 2.4835 GHz RF.
- Smartwatches- Produces slightly less or around the same EMF as cell phones depending on connectivity and use.
- Smart light fixtures- emits high levels of very low frequencies.
Possible Side effects
While not every individual will experience the same effects or the same level of intensity there are a few common symptoms that have been reported.
- Trouble sleeping
- Lack of focus
In some cases extended exposure can lead to electromagnetic sensitivity or EHS. Although there is still not much known about this new condition it is becoming more prevalent with the rise of electronic use in the home and office. Some scientists, like William Rea, MD Founder & Director of the Environmental Health Center, Dallas, believe that sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation is one of the largest up and coming health concerns of the 21st century. This condition can cause the above mentioned symptoms to be exacerbated as well as more serious illnesses such as, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, hearing loss, digestive issues, distortion of vision and more to develop.
How to Reduce Exposure
While much more investigation is needed to determine just how much EMFs are interfering with your health there are ways you can reduce your exposure and note the difference in how you feel on your own.
Detox- If you really want to know how much extended exposure to the stress of electromagnetic fields is affecting you, take a break from the white noise and spend more time outdoors, have a day where you swear off smart devices and see how you feel afterwards.
Limit cell phone use- It may be one of the most difficult things to achieve but spending less time with your cell phone or at least turning off Bluetooth and placing it on airplane mode can cut back your exposure dramatically.
Reduce or shield your home- The amount of smart and wireless devices in your home can up the EMF you are exposed to everyday. Cutting back or not placing higher emitting items close to sleeping areas or places you frequent can be a good temporary solution. Also considering products that can help absorb or redirect the harmful frequencies is a good option.
Protect yourself and your devices- Depending on the quality of the pendant, cell patch, or other protective device some do actually work to curb the absorption of EMRs and help to keep your natural frequencies balanced. Doing a little research can go a long way in finding right fit for your sensitivity level and form a lasting solution.
Available EMF Protection Products
What types of EMF and EMR protection is out there? There are a wide variety of items that include:
- Stress and energy pendants
- Protective patches for electronics
- Electromagnetic balancers
- Crystals and mineral enhancements
- Along with many other types of shields and guards
Since so little is known about why these frequencies affect the human body it can be difficult to locate a non-fad protection piece that really works. To save time on a mountain of research on the science behind EMFs, there are a few key things to be aware of.
First, EMFs are everywhere, there is no way to completely block them so any product claiming to is obviously overselling. Second, know the basics. Most health issues caused by EMFs have been linked to cells being over stressed by retaining a constant state of fight or flight. This can cause many of your cells to shut down from the overload meaning they stop communication and systems no longer flow properly. This information will allow you to make better sense of product claims and why they are or aren’t the best option. Lastly, focus on you. Trust what your body is telling you when it comes to your sensitivity and if product claims make sense. Lean more towards items that help the way your body works naturally and avoid claims with one-pill-cures-all types of advertisements.